View Poll Results: Which Audio Player do YOU use/like best?

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  • Winamp 2.9x

    11 17.74%
  • Winamp 5.x

    21 33.87%
  • Foobar2000

    15 24.19%
  • WMP (Windows Media Player)

    9 14.52%
  • FMOD

    0 0%
  • iTunes

    7 11.29%
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Thread: List and comparison of available Audio player plugins

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    Post List and comparison of available Audio player plugins

    These are the available audio players plugins for Ride Runner:

    • Winamp.dll - Included with RR's install. Supports Winamp 2.9x and Winamp 5.x versions.
    • WMPRR.dll - Included with RR's install. Supports Windows Media Player 9, 10, 11 (Maybe more).
    • FoobarRR.dll - Available HERE. Supports Foobar2000 9.6.5 to 9.6.9 versions (VERSION 1.0 is NOT compatible).
    • iTunesRR.dll - Available HERE. Supports iTunes 8.1.1.10 and later versions (?).
    • FMODRR.dll - Available HERE. Supports FMOD Library version 3.7.5.

    While they all can perform the same basic features for audio playback, they all differ in several other aspects, but specially on:

    • What File Types they can play (which affects the audio quality)
    • How much Memory is used (which affects the start-up time of RR)
    • How much CPU Load is imposed on the processor (which affects RR's performance)
    • What Equalization/DSP/Effects are offered
    • What Visualizations are available
    • If/Which Generic plugins are available to extend standard functionality

    Below, there's a table that shows some information on each player. You should base your choice of player on your specific needs, considering the hardware you have, what you are used to, and the features you'd like to have. You should follow the install information on the link related for each player to ensure it will work properly. For the two that are included with RR's indtall the settings can be set with RRConfig which are:

    Winamp:

    player=Winamp
    playerpath=c:\programfiles\winamp\ (path to winamp)
    visuname=<window title of the visualization you setup in winamp>

    Windows Media Player (WMP)

    player=WMPRR
    visuname=WMPVis (choose your visualization running Windows Media Player by itself)
    (for Equalizer function in WMP, you will need FFDShowEQ available HERE)

    NOTE: Ideally, you should try each player until you find one that suits you best -- regardless of the tests results shown below.
    There's also a VIDEO comparing Winamp, Foobar2000, iTunes and Windows Media Player.

    For Developers

    If you wish to make a new audio player plugin for RR, you can do so (in any language that supports COM) by following the model of the Winamp plugin sources available to download on this same post. You just need to replicate the functions described in the top of the .cls file.
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    Guino,

    It is good to see these all listed. Thank you.

    If you choose to use Windows Media Player and have installed FFDSHOW, is there any other configuration to support an equaliser? Will this enable the equaliser in BMV2 skin?
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    I added a link to the WMP configuration section about FFDShowEQ.

    Answering your question: YES - If you use WMP, and install FFDShowEQ as described in the above thread, you will have an equalizer that will work for both for audio and video and will be able to control it from RR with any/all skins.
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    Hi Holy Guino

    Windows Media Player (WMP)

    player=WMPRR
    visuname=WMPVis (choose your visualization running Windows Media Player by itself)

    For the visulization, I am using Energy Bliss
    So should I do

    [Player Setup]
    player=WMPRR
    visuname=Engergy Bliss

    in RR.ini?

    Thanks a million!

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    No, just select your visualization in WMP (running it OUTSIDE RR) then keep it visuname=WMPVis in rr.ini -- RR will use the visualization selected in WMP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    No, just select your visualization in WMP (running it OUTSIDE RR) then keep it visuname=WMPVis in rr.ini -- RR will use the visualization selected in WMP.
    Wow! It works!
    By the way, anyway I can make the visualization transparent?
    I did it in RRConfig, but doesn't work!

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    Woow,

    WMPRR work very well with the visualisation .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinchan View Post
    Wow! It works!
    By the way, anyway I can make the visualization transparent?
    I did it in RRConfig, but doesn't work!
    Transparency was only made for AVS (Winamp vis). You can try using the command "TRANSPARENT;WMPVis;60;true" after the the visualization is ON, but your results may vary based on the visualization selected. (The 60 is the % visibility for the visualization).
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    Quote Originally Posted by guino View Post
    Transparency was only made for AVS (Winamp vis). You can try using the command "TRANSPARENT;WMPVis;60;true" after the the visualization is ON, but your results may vary based on the visualization selected. (The 60 is the % visibility for the visualization).
    Hi Sir,

    Where do I keyin the command "TRANSPARENT;WMPVis;60;true"?
    Also, I found the cover.jpg is missing in Audio Player.
    Thanks in advance!

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    Open Audio_player.skin of your skin, and where you find the command "VISU", you change it to: "VISU||TRANSPARENT;WMPVis;60;true"

    About cover.jpg being missing, I would suggest trying a different skin to see if it works, if not, then either you have some wrong setting or the file is hidden or it's in the wrong place, otherwise (if it works on another skin) you need to check in the skin's thread about it as it is a skin issue.
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